Long known for its nutrient-packed versatility, seaweed is the latest must-have superfood, full of minerals and unami tastes. This beautiful new book provides a visual directory of the most popular edible seaweeds, with details of when and where they can be found, their uses and nutritional properties. Then there are 100 deliciously creative recipes from simple and wholesome dishes to chef-inspired specials. Often overlooked during rock pool scrambles and beach walks, seaweed is one of the most nutritious, versatile, sustainable and intriguing natural products. Increasing ranges of edible seaweed are available commercially, and this new book explores the different types as well as a fantastic collection of creative recipes to cook with them. Whether dried, rehydrated or eaten raw, treated as a vegetable, flaked and sprinkled as a seasoning, or munched as a crispy snack, seaweeds offer wide-ranging possibilities in many meals and drinks. With pictures by award-winning photographer David Griffen, there is plenty of inspiration to leave you eager to get foraging, cooking and feasting.
Caroline Warwick-Evans and Tim Van Berkel are co-owners of The Cornish Seaweed Company, an exciting small new company, winning awards for their sustainable business and producing an ever-increasing range of seaweed products sold around the world. They have been featured on the BBC Back to the Land, and Jamie's Friday Night Feasts, and in other print and broadcast media.
CONTENTS SEAWEED: AN INTRODUCTION A history of using seaweed Seaweed cultivation The ecology of seaweed Health and nutrition Other uses of seaweed THE SEAWEEDS Sea lettuce Gutweed Dulse Pepper dulse Laver and nori Irish moss and grape pip weed Sea spaghetti Kelp and kombu Sugar kelp Atlantic wakame Bladderwrack Other important seaweeds Seaweedy plants Table of common seaweeds Foraging for seaweeds How to treat fresh seaweed How to cook with seaweed SOUPS STARTERS & SNACKS MAIN COURSES SALADS & DIPS DESSERTS BAKING DRINKS Nutritional information Index